ONE STAR DINER

Its on the edge of the desert   an open door welcomes the thirsty and the curious   ashtrays full of last nights words and crushed hearts where leather jackets and quarters keep the juke box breathing   passing freight trains push a melody to someplace   where truckers kill time until the coffee turns … More ONE STAR DINER

DEEP WATERS

A hidden prize under the green blue   shifting sand and shells once mountains reduced to dust from waters tossed by storms and seabed’s stretching   water speaks with waves, white caps and rushing currents   and fingertips of shorelines spreading far beyond the millennial’s   their presence a statement of belonging long after were … More DEEP WATERS

BRING IT BACK

It’s the center of this and that a beginning sound   a chance waited for full of hope with few answers   a youth of energy believing in innocence while wondering about shadows and where they sleep at night   its where we wish to return the place we thought would never leave while we … More BRING IT BACK

AND, ON AND ON

There was an etcetera that wouldn’t be explained   a space filler without meaning a poor example of skipping words or a phrase   becoming repetitious as an impolite excuse not to explain oneself better presenting the impression something was in fact known but not worth discussing

REFLECTION

Shadows crest softly onto treetops where slivers of dusty light drift to the forest floor   the moons proud side full of fluorescence melts to the surface forming sharp angled irregular pools of light exposing moments of resting life   its reflection, a silent intruder is unequaled      

A GOOD PLAN

Yesterday’s pain looks up from underwater gasping for air from the previous day   black cats walk soft before the wall where the courageous the weak and those without voice stand   somewhere there’s a recovery net to catch the hopeless before striking the ground   a wide generous surface providing the first step forward … More A GOOD PLAN

SOFT LANDING

A forceful rain releases words from the broken parts of life lifted up against the weight of gravity, into passing clouds   as the letters drift down they reform into the openness of sacrifices and shame   revealing an empty shell once complete but still beautiful.          

ALL SEEING

The trees see everything observing the hunter and the prey   the fox pauses, his nose sensing the air then presses on as a rabbit holds court in silence   the ground is moist, below the surface winter retains its hold   twigs lay scattered from icy winds and leaves carpet the moss providing protection … More ALL SEEING

FINALLY

There’s clouds I spoke to, yelled at cried under   and stars I confessed the worst of me bouncing prayers off the space between   and under moons where useless silver threads failed to drown out the blood of my sins   as my eyes suffered sight to see a way through   to the … More FINALLY

SWING ON

The world past the front porch, watching the same clouds set in the magic of the sky   prayers lift up from swings and wicker chairs escaping through tired screens   cars passing know only of roads, the next corner the direction home or close to it   train whistles cross over buildings and empty … More SWING ON